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Tree Services

Chad Buckholz, owner of Cactus Wren Landscaping, and Steve Coyne, arborist with EnviroCare Tree Solutions, can assist you with all your tree maintenance and health needs.  We can diagnose and recommend the best approach to managing your tree's specific needs. 

Contact Us for a consultation. 

Sick & Stressed Pine Trees

The OATH LIFE SYSTEM™ Providing targeted nutrition helps boost the trees natural ability to defend itself from pest and improve the overall health in order to combat environmental stress factors. While pines appear sturdy, they are not immune to health problems. Their native soil is nutrient rich and well-draining, unfortunately our desert valley soil is lacking in the nutrients they require. Contact Us or Learn More about the OATH LIFE SYSTEM™  


Growing Pine Trees offers year-long shade and visual interest with a height ranging from 60 to 100 feet and a width of 25 to 30 feet. Pine trees growing season is winter, which is when they need the majority of their watering. Summer watering is important in the non-native desert valley due to extreme heat which results in additional stress. 

Needle discoloration can indicate that your pine trees need more water or that they’re suffering from an environmental impact.

Needle Drop is a normal process for Pine trees. they shed their oldest needles in late summer and early fall. Typically, the needles on the tips of the branches are the youngest, meaning they remain green while the inner needles turn brown and fall. However, if you notice excessive needle drop -- particularly along the ends of the branches, where needles should be young and healthy -- something is wrong.​

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Tree Trimming & Pruning

The canopy is responsible for the growth of the tree by converting sunlight into energy, photosynthesis. Proper Tree Pruning by a qualified professional is vital to the health of the tree.


Corrective pruning removes dead and broken branches which waste vital nutritional resources. Removal of branches which are growing incorrectly or creating imbalance is also necessary.


Reducing the density of the canopy allows light to reach the interior branches for photosynthesis. It also allows the wind to filter through the tree during storms reducing breakage and liability. A good rule of thumb is to only remove 15-25% of the canopy in most cases.


Best time for maintenance pruning of native trees is in the fall when the tree is dormant and not stressed from the summer heat.


Monsoon pruning is when a tree has not had recent maintenance pruning and the canopy is dense and overgrown. We recommend pruning the tree prior to the monsoon season which will help prevent catastrophic storm damage.

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